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  1. Familial aggregation of astrocytoma in Northern Sweden : An epidemiological cohort study.

    Article - En anglais

    This population-based cohort study investigated the occurrence of familial astrocytoma among first-degree relatives of patients with astrocytoma diagnosed between 1985 and 1993 in the northern region of Sweden.

    The 432 cases received a questionnaire.

    They were asked to provide names and cancer diagnoses of first-degree relatives.

    Of the 297 answering, a cohort was constructed of their 1,890 first-degree relatives (FDR).

    A significantly increased risk [standardized incidence ratio, SIR=2.12,95% confidence interval (Cl)=1.18-3.49] was shown for developing primary brain tumors (PBT).

    In 4.7% (141297) of the families, a PBT was found.

    Interestingly, the increased risk was for astrocytoma only (SIR=3.12,95% CI 1.42-5.92), and not for other PBT (SIR 0.90,95% CI 0.18-2.64).

    When the cohort was divided according to the median age of proband, most of the increased risk was restricted to the younger cohort (SIR=4.71,95% CI 1.52-10.99).

    Surprisingly, a significantly decreased risk for breast cancer and colon cancer was shown.

    The finding that the increased risk is restricted to astrocytoma only is a novel one.

    This study implies that familial aggregation of astrocytoma exists ; the familial clustering occurs in a small fraction of astrocytoma, and might be explained by inherited factors.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Astrocytome malin, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Etude familiale, Etude cohorte, Suède, Europe, Nord, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Gliome malin, Tumeur maligne, Parenté premier degré

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant astrocytoma, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Family study, Cohort study, Sweden, Europe, North, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Malignant glioma, Malignant tumor, First degree relatives

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0212655

    Code Inist : 002B17E. Création : 16/11/1999.